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Pursuit Driver Wanted for Assault Arrested in Takedown on the 5 Freeway

The driver was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon during a traffic stop



    Police Pursuit Ends With Use of Less Than Lethal Force in Burbank

    Officers used less-than-lethal force to end a police pursuit on the 5 Freeway in Burbank on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019. (Published Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019)

    A brief standoff on the 5 Freeway in Burbank after a pursuit ended Wednesday night when officers used less-than-lethal rounds to take down the driver, who was wanted for assault with a deadly weapon. 

    The driver coasted to a stop with a car door open on the freeway near the Olive Avenue exit. After gesturing toward the officers and apparently refusing to comply with their commands, officers fired at least one less-than-lethal round -- possibly a beanbag -- that knocked the man down.

    Officers swarmed the man and took him into custody.

    The pursuit started in Burbank after an officer attempted to pull the car over following a report of a drunken driver. As the officer approached the car, the driver took off and struck the officer with a door.

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    (Published Friday, July 14, 2017)

    The officer was not injured.

    The driver traveled down the 5 Freeway onto the 10 Freeway westbound before flipping around to the 10 Freeway eastbound and heading back up to the 5 Freeway northbound.

    Newschopper4 Alpha was over the chase around 11:10 p.m., as the silver car moved west on the 10 Freeway, got off and switched to the 10 Freeway westbound.

    Around 11:15 p.m., the driver moved onto the 5 Freeway northbound.

    The driver was regularly traveling at speeds about 20 mph above the speed limit, according to Eliana Moreno in Newschopper4 Alpha.

    Around 11:25 p.m., the driver slowed down and moved onto the shoulder of the 5 Freeway in Burbank and opened the door of the vehicle, before jumping out and facing off with the officers.

    NBC4's Jonathan Lloyd contributed to this report.

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